2014 in Review: Non Solum

Non Solum began as a regular series in 2013, and it has proven to be one of Pray Tell’s most popular features. The introduction to the series said:

Moderator’s note: “Non Solum” is a new feature at Pray Tell for our readership community to discuss practical liturgical issues. The title comes from article 11 of the Vatican II liturgy constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium: “Therefore there is to be vigilance among holy pastors that in liturgical action not only are laws for valid and licit celebration to be observed, but that the faithful should participate knowingly, actively, and fruitfully.” (Ideo sacris pastoribus advigilandum est ut in actione liturgica non solum observentur leges ad validam et licitam celebrationem, sed ut fideles scienter, actuose et fructuose eandem participent.) May the series contribute to good liturgical practice – not only following the law, but especially grasping the spirit of the liturgy!

Here’s what we posted in Non Solum in 2014. Have a look, in case you missed one or the other topic, or want to refer back to something.


  1. Thank you Father Anthony for the Non Solum idea. An interactive box to ask questions is a novel idea. Since I am a follower of a different liturgical book, I have no questions for Non Solum save for topics which would probably cause controversy. I sense that Non Solum is for the positive development of liturgy, and not a “food fight”.

    Best New Year for you and the Abbey.

  2. Good morning.

    I just submitted comments to NON SOLUM on the topic of Anointing of the SIck, “sick calls”, etc.

    As soon as I pushed the SUBMIT button, everything I had written just disappeared. Gone!

    Still in your “office” or gone “to the ethers”?

    fr gerald ragis

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